Andrew Miller was very sharp in his spot start, he only allowed 3 hits and a run through 5 1/3 innings and walked only 1 batter. After last night's start, he stands at 5-1/4.99/33. He was relieved by Alfredo Aceves, who really did a great job by saving the bullpen, he pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just a hit and striking out 3. Jacoby Ellsbury played a good game, going 1-3 with a run and an RBI. Mike Aviles also did well against his old team going 2-5 with a run scored and a double. Adrian Gonzalez broke out of his slump, going 3-4 with an RBI and 2 doubles. Jed Lowrie went 3-4 with a run scored in a good day for him. Ryan Lavarnway only went 1-4, scoring a run, but congratulations on your first major league hit, the beginning of a long and fruitful career we hope. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (left) only went 1-5, but that one hit, the 3-run homer, was the key play of the game, as it changed the game from a nailbiter to a rout, he is now .246/12/41. Darnell McDonald went 1-4 with a run and an RBI, but that hit was a triple, his 1st of the season. Tonight, Tim Wakefield (6-4/4.90/66) will seek 200 wins for the 5th time, this time against Felipe Paulino (1-5/3.76/75 with the Royals) and the Royals.
Andrew Miller- he was very sharp, allowing just 1 run and 3 hits in 5 1/3
Alfredo Aceves- pitched great out of the bullpen with 3 2/3 scoreless innings
Jacoby Ellsbury- 1-3 with a run and an RBI
Mike Aviles- 2-5 with a double and a run scored
Adrian Gonzalez- 3-4 with an RBI and 2 doubles
Jed Lowrie- 3-4 with a run scored
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 1-5 with a key 3-run homer
This was a great game for the Sox, and I'm really glad we're hitting again!